Celebrate the End of Valiant’s Unity with a Super-Sized Humor Spectacular

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Valiant Entertainment announced today via Comics Alliance that the publisher’s premiere superhero team Unity is coming to an end after two years of consecutive publication.  BUt it’s going out with a bang and a laugh as the final issue, Unity #25 is set to be a humor comic written by both previous writers of the comic; James […]

Hastings teams with Valiant for “Craft of Comics” course

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There are only a few nationwide book chains left but those that remain really like comics. For example, Hastings, the nationwide chain that sells both new and used books, is teaming with Valiant to offer, “The Craft of Comics” – live-streaming comics making worksh0p with James Asmus (writing), Clayton Henry (pencilling), Ryan Winn (inking) and David […]

Kangaroo Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 8/26/15

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After restoring our collective brain patterns from last week’s insane Podcorn visitation, the men and women hand selected by the government to write the world’s premiere comic book news website, The Beat, sought a nap. A new member of the team known as Frank Oliver aligned himself amongst our ranks, and after some comic book […]

Review: Book of Death #2: The Execution of all Things

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Writer: Robert Venditti Artists: Robert Gill  Doug Braithwaite Colors: David Baron Allen Passalaqua Brian Reber Letters: Dave Lanphear Convinced the unnatural disasters tearing our world apart are a direct result of the new Geomancer’s arrival, the combined forces of the Valiant Universe are forced to confront the Eternal Warrior about his new charge. But to […]

NBC Launches Webseries Pilot “Stunted,” A Comedy About Nerds and Ex-Men

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Hot off the announcement of Powerless, a DC Comics inspired TV comedy about an insurance company that deals with damage caused by superheroics, NBC has put up the pilot episode for another comics-influenced comedy, Stunted, on their YouTube channel. Littered with comics and other nerd culture references, Stunted focuses on Eric (played by series creator Jeff Galante), […]

Mysterio Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Comics Pull for 7/29/15

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Team Beat, a group of the world’s most elite comic book reading/writing forces assembled in the Stately Beat Staff Manor to deliver The Beat — the world’s premiere comic book website. Recently, Marvel and DC characters from decades past have found themselves wandering through the manner including Bessie the Hellcow, Ruby Tuesday, Vibe, Prez and […]

Nice Art: The Espionage of Ninjak #5

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Ninjak has been one of the most highly anticipated releases from Valiant Entertainment to date and…spoilers…we have been loving every issue of the comic here at The Beat. Each installment of the title has been full of intrigue and wonderful ideas that serve to enrich the character of Ninjak even further than before. With someone […]

Review: Book of Death #1: Knocking on Death’s Door

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Writer: Robert Venditti Pencils: Doug Braithwaite Robert Gill Colors: David Baron Brian Reber Letters: Dave Lanphear The blockbuster Valiant event of 2015 starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the […]

SDCC ’15: Valiant’s Master Tacticians and Horror Stories: a Conversation with Robert Venditti

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With the immanent release of Valiant’s Book of Death crossover story this week and the announcement of the Wrath of the Eternal Warrior series set for November, author Robert Venditti is one of the busiest writers in comics (not to mention that he’s also cooking multiple titles in the DC Universe). The Eternal Warrior, one of Valiant’s […]